Steampunk Convention

( AetherCon! 2012.
The Steampunk Convention!
A big event to celebrate everything Steampunk!

Convention Purposes:
• To promote the steampunk movement and culture to the existing steampunk community, so they can have resources to be more involved; and to the general public to find out what the steampunk movement is about.
• To contribute to and consolidate the activities of other individuals and groups throughout New Zealand, to promote and strengthen the movement throughout the country.
AetherCon! 2012 is the inaugural steampunk convention for New Zealand, and will continue annually. It is also amongst largest of the steampunk events in New Zealand, with “Aether and Iron” at MoTaT (now also an annual event), and the many activities in Oamaru.

Convention 2012 Location:
The Parnell Trust Jubilee Building hall, 545 Parnell Road, Parnell, Auckland, New Zealand.

Convention 2012 Schedule; Saturday, 2012 February 11th:
• From 6 a.m. to 10 a.m.: Doors open for stall holders and vendors to load-in and set-up.
• From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.: The convention will be open. Doors will open earlier if we’re ready.
• During this time will be the fashion parade and prise-giving. Judging date and time are to be determined, and may be the Friday before, or on the Saturday.
• From 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.: The convention stalls are removed from the hall, then load-in and set-ups for the ball occur.
• From 8 p.m. to late: The steampunk ball.

Convention Description:
Stalls, displays and vendors from around New Zealand and Sydney, each contributing their own specialty or interest; such as:
• On display or for sale: Steampunk couture, jewellery, hats, gadgets, clockworks, curiosities, props, music, books, etc.
• A stall for getting started and character building.
• A steampunk fashion contest and parade, in co-ordination with Lady Helen Steampunk and Steampunk New Zealand, of Oamaru. This is the Auckland heat of the national contest, culminating in Oamaru.
• Steampunk celebrities and honoured guests.
• AetherCon! 2012 has space for 21 stalls and vendors. Nominal stall holder space allocation is suitable for a table ~ 1m x 2m, which is provided, and which has ample walk-around space around it.

Steampunk Ball.
After the convention is a ball, with entertainment including Alex the Kid, Plum Green, and MissAn Thropy.

Convention Cost:
Stall holders and vendors: 50$.
General public: 10$, with people 15 years old and under, free.
Convention Contacts:
• Facebook (primary):
• Localist:
• Email: Michael Hodgson, at
• Telephone: Mobile 210 287 4425.

Media Release 2 December 2011.